Wilson Mizner - Quotes

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Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.

If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research. ---->>>

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it. ---->>>

There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless. ---->>>

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something.

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork. ---->>>

Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.

Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away. ---->>>

Most hard-boiled people are half-baked. ---->>>

Art is science made clear. ---->>>

It is not in life, but in art that self-fulfillment is to be found. ---->>>

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education. ---->>>

The most efficient water power in the world - women's tears. ---->>>

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. ---->>>

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions. ---->>>

To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady. ---->>>

A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant. ---->>>

Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him. ---->>>

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest. ---->>>

The first hundred years are the hardest. ---->>>

Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton. ---->>>

The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock. ---->>>

The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in. ---->>>

You sparkle with larceny. ---->>>

I know of no sentence that can induce such immediate and brazen lying as the one that begins, 'Have you read - .' ---->>>

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long.

Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished. ---->>>

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at. ---->>>

If you count all your assets you always show a profit. ---->>>

I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience. ---->>>

A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune. ---->>>

I'd rather know a square guy than own a square mile. ---->>>

Failure has gone to his head. ---->>>

I've had ample contact with lawyers, and I'm convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: May 19, 1876
Birthplace:
Die: 04-03, 1933
Occupation: Dramatist
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Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876 – April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim's musical Road Show (alternately known as Wise Guys, Gold! and Bounce) (wikipedia)